The Resurrection 1 Cor. 15:17-22 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
There are very simple and yet profound truths concerning the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because of His resurrection:
You can have life – 1 Cor 15:17-22; Jn 14:25-26 – you are physically alive now, but when you trust the resurrected Savior, Jesus Christ, you have eternal life, a spiritual life that continues on forever.
You can have assurance – 1 Jn 5:11-13; Eph 2:6 – no longer do you have to “hope” or “think” that you will go to heaven, now you can “know” for sure that you have eternal life.
You can have power – Phil 3:10; Rom 6:4-11 – it is one thing to know you are going to go to heaven when you die, but it is even better to know that the resurrected Savior will live inside of you when you trust Jesus, thus allowing you to have His power to deal with sin in your life.
You can have hope – Rom 8:18-25; 1 Thes 4:13-18 – when you are saved, you have hope that one day Jesus is going to return to change your vile body and fashion it like unto his glorious body to live with him forever – therefore, there is no fear in death because death is not the end.
Conclusion: For this life, assurance, power and hope to be yours, you simply need to trust the Lord Jesus Christ and he will give you all of these things because he is risen from the dead.